Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan Sugi' Gold Japnese Cedar 6-7'

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Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan Sugi', also known as Gold Japanese Cedar, is a cultivar of the Cryptomeria japonica tree that is native to Japan. Here are some of its characteristics:

  1. Growth habit: 'Sekkan Sugi' is a slow-growing evergreen tree that can reach a height of 10-20 meters (33-66 feet) and a spread of 5-10 meters (16-33 feet).

  2. Foliage: The needles of 'Sekkan Sugi' are a bright yellow-green color when they emerge in spring, turning to a deeper green in summer and bronze in winter. The needles are arranged in dense spirals along the branches.

  3. Bark: The bark of 'Sekkan Sugi' is reddish-brown and exfoliates in thin, papery strips.

  4. Cones: The cones of 'Sekkan Sugi' are small, round, and brown, measuring 1-2 centimeters (0.4-0.8 inches) in diameter.

  5. Tolerance: 'Sekkan Sugi' is tolerant of a wide range of soils and growing conditions, although it prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade.

  6. Uses: The golden foliage of 'Sekkan Sugi' makes it an attractive ornamental tree for landscaping and garden design. It can also be used as a specimen tree, or planted in rows as a windbreak or privacy screen.

  7. Maintenance: 'Sekkan Sugi' requires little maintenance once established, but can benefit from occasional pruning to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged branches. It is also tolerant of pruning and can be trained into a variety of shapes, including topiary.